What is beach?

  • (noun): An area of sand sloping down to the water of a sea or lake.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Beach

A beach is a landform along the shoreline of an ocean, sea, lake or river. It usually consists of loose particles which are often composed of rock, such as sand, gravel, shingle, pebbles or cobblestones. The particles comprising the beach are occasionally biological in origin, such as mollusc shells or coralline algae.

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Warm Beach, Washington
... Warm Beach is a census-designated place (CDP) in Snohomish County, Washington, United States ... of the more reliable measures of affluence, Warm Beach ranks 66th of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked ... Warm Beach is home to the Warm Beach Christian Camps and Conference Center, which hosts the annual Lights of Christmas festival every December ...
The Beach (novel)
... The Beach (1996) is a novel by English author Alex Garland about backpackers in Thailand ... of the Flies, it describes the adventures of a young Englishman in search of a legendary, idyllic beach untouched by tourism ...
Gilgo-Oak Beach-Captree, New York
... Gilgo-Oak Beach-Captree is a former census-designated place (CDP) in Suffolk County, New York and the Town of Babylon ... the area was delineated as two CDPs Gilgo and Oak Beach–Captree ... The CDP contained several small beach communities on the barrier island along the southern edge of Long Island ...
Beaches and Recreation - Restrictions On Access
... For example, most beaches on the Jersey Shore are restricted to people who can purchase beach tags ...
Fremantle - Leisure and Recreation
... Next to the Fishing Boat Harbour is Bathers Beach, a flat beach popular with swimmers ... Fremantle is home to other beaches such as South Beach, Leighton Beach and Port Beach ... Cottesloe Beach is located 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) north, halfway between Fremantle and Perth ...

More definitions of "beach":

  • (verb): Land on a beach.
    Example: "The ship beached near the port"

Famous quotes containing the word beach:

    A young person is a person with nothing to learn
    One who already knows that ice does not chill and fire does not burn . . .
    It knows it can spend six hours in the sun on its first
    day at the beach without ending up a skinless beet,
    And it knows it can walk barefoot through the barn
    without running a nail in its feet. . . .
    Meanwhile psychologists grow rich
    Writing that the young are ones’ should not
    undermine the self-confidence of which.
    Ogden Nash (1902–1971)

    The beach was crowded,
    people tossed like ripe corn,
    buttering themselves as they went
    and on the dunes thousands of crabs,
    moved their yellow eyes.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    They will tell you tough stories of sharks all over the Cape, which I do not presume to doubt utterly,—how they will sometimes upset a boat, or tear it in pieces, to get at the man in it. I can easily believe in the undertow, but I have no doubt that one shark in a dozen years is enough to keep up the reputation of a beach a hundred miles long.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)